Ongar and District Community Association Events


There are No ODCA events to report on this month but remember that our next Comedy Club night is on May 10th. To avoid disappointment, book your tickets early at, our Comedy Club Nights are very popular, often selling out. The door & bar open at 7.30pm, and the show starts at 8.30pm.


A reminder that further Senior Events are planned for the 10th April and 21st July. Check our website, notice boards and Facebook page for further information, which will be available nearer the time.


Other News and Updates


At the time of writing, our disabled toilet is not yet fully finished. There is still some further work to be completed until it is fully functioning, but we hope it will be completed by the time this is published.


We continue to explore how best to enable disabled access from the ballroom to the toilets and bar area. It’s an expensive project and is not an easy task, as the age and configuration of the building present many obstacles. However, we have been lucky enough to have been given a small grant from the National Lottery Community Fund which will help with the costs. Thank you to our team members who managed to secure this.


Our new website is live! Easy to navigate with an updated modern look, it has lots of new information, links to our regular clubs and events, and an easy way to make enquiries or a booking. Check it out at or just put Budworth Hall into your search engine.


Please remember that the ODCA team are all volunteers. We deal with bookings, put on events and continually strive to improve Budworth Hall for the local community. If you feel you can assist, or have any skills which you think might be helpful to us, please get in touch and become a Friend of Budworth Hall. We always welcome extra help and support.


Keep checking our social media pages and notice board to keep up to date with information about events being held in the hall.  

Hire and Contact details: –

The Budworth Hall office is closed. The Ballroom, Concert Hall, Committee Room, and Bar Area are available for hire 7 days a week at competitive rates. For any enquiries, please email with your name, telephone number, and the nature of your enquiry. Please only telephone us on 07918 462959 if you have no access to email, and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are thinking of starting a weekly or regular event, please contact us and arrange to have a look at our facilities. 

The onsite Coffee Bar and Restaurant is run by Nerissa and Claire and is open Tuesday to Saturday. 

Jane Battersby for The Ongar and District Community Association.


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